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  1. There’s just a chance that Jon Cruse at the Hailsham Mower Centre May be able to assist. He specialises in “new old stock” from closed businesses etc.
  2. Dealt with Meetens since the late seventies when they were in Coombe Lane , Wimbledon; for parts and re-bores etc. Always good service and advice. In those days the phone was often answered by the redoubtable Miss Childs who was the proverbial encyclopaedia of all things Villiers . Let on that you thought that you should be talking to a chap and your card was very politely marked. A sad sign of the passing years. Best wishes to Paul. PS. Should add that I’ve heard that L&S Engineers are taking over Meeten’s stock.
  3. Looks to me as though it should be left just as it is. Would hate to see it “ restored”.
  4. That’ll warm you up, at least twice!
  5. You’re so lucky to have them . We had several nests until about six years ago but none since. My parents old house had a circular hole cut in one of the garage doors and the swallows used to fly through and nest at the back . They returned every year from 1934 until the parents moved in the late seventies . The new owners blocked the hole - sad.
  6. Fairly sure that it’s the same coil that was used on Tecumseh, Aspera and Kirby Lawson etc on stators branded Phelon, Ducati and Marelli etc . A scrap pre electronic Flymo should yield one.
  7. Does anyone know of a source of parts for these. In particular, 21” wing unit bottom blades. Neither Central Spares / Spaldings, nor Garfitts do them any more.
  8. I have a tatty but legible four page parts list for a Model 18418 38"Deck , types 01,02,03. serial numbers 0400101 thru to 0599999 Going free, pm me. First one gets the original , then copies. Angus
  9. Model, Type and Code numbers. And I’ll try and post an image from the right page in the repair manual.
  10. They’d been in the tank for about 18 months but often might not be used for a few weeks as if I’m in a hurry I use the phosphoric acid tank. When you say cleaning them “ using the process “,is that just putting it into reverse ?
  11. Its that time of year to do a bit of maintenance on the E tank as all the time its quietly removing rust the anodes are being eaten away - so today was the day. As you will see, they've been hard at work and it was time to put some old gang mower and triple bottom blades to good use.
  12. Don’t think that you will find a float as it will probably have a “cube carb” with a needle valve operated by a diaphragm. If you are lucky it will respond to a good clean to remove gum and stale fuel - best done in an ultra sonic tank. . Not so lucky the diaphragms will have hardened or split. Worst of all it won’t respond and will need a replacement carb. Dare I say that a Chinese copy carb will cost far less than even a genuine diaphragm and gasket set. Have a look at Garden Hire Spares.
  13. Unlikely to be a timing issue as it has a keyed flywheel. Even if someone has messed with the stator positioning in its slots , mid way should be ok for test purposes. If it has a kill wire going to a kill switch on the throttle / Governor plate, disconnect it. Also, are the points spotlessly clean? After that, you need to find someone who can test the coil and condenser.
  14. Usually 20thou” . Often stamped into the points cover.
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